Mississippi AG Preps Antitrust Suit Against Google

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The Mississippi Attorney General (AG) revealed that his office is preparing an antitrust case against Google , accusing the tech giant of controlling a “pipeline” of data. “We

State Employees In Mississippi Targets Of Direct Deposit Scam

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News comes this week from Mississippi that state workers are being targeted by similar fraud attempts. In the quest for ill-gotten gains, fraudsters have a myriad of ways to try to scam unwitting victims, intercepting funds or having them sent to their own accounts.

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BankFirst adding to Alabama operations with T&F purchase

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The Mississippi company will pay $49 million for Traders & Farmers Bancshares. Community banking M&A Capital Growth strategies Alabama Mississippi

First Bancshares to enter southern Georgia with acquisition

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The Mississippi company will also top $4 billion in assets when it buys Southwest Georgia Financial. Community banking M&A Growth strategies Mississippi Georgia

Training Employees to Soar at Community Bank in Mississippi

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Roughly once a quarter senior executives at Community Bank in Brandon, Miss., take a select group of up-and-coming managers on a three-day retreat. The trips are part of a management training course known as the Falcon Program that took flight in 2012.

Uber Of X: The Speed Stable, Motorcycles On-Demand

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With more than 100 users locked and loaded, the Mississippi-based company recently sped over to one of the largest motorcycle events — Barber Vintage Festival in Birmingham, Alabama — with more than 70,000 attendees, many of them learning (and getting excited) about The Speed Stable. We live out in the country in Mississippi, and a 50-year-old, two-stable horse barn became available. uber of x Airbnb mississippi motorcycles on-demand peer to peer Uber Uber of X

Extra Federal Benefits Ease Layoff Decisions For Employers

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A check of government benefits by PYMNTS found that while the weekly unemployment rate varies dramatically by state, from $235 in Mississippi to $823 in Massachusetts, they will all be paid more with federal dollars, at least through July. The minimum wage in Mississippi is $7.25

Walking in your neighbor’s shoes this Thanksgiving.

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The scene was the Mississippi Gulf Coast, a land that still looked for all the world like a war zone, thanks to Hurricane Katrina, the storm that hammered Mississippi and Louisiana just three months before. Thanksgiving 2005.

Energy Lenders in Hot Seat After Warning from Big Gulf Coast Bank

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Word that Hancock Holding in Mississippi would more than double its loan-loss allowance has triggered broader questions about how the oil slump could spread beyond the energy portfolios of a whole class of banks.

CFPB Accuses Check Casher All American of Deceptive Acts

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has charged a Mississippi company with refusing to disclose check-cashing fees to consumers, deceptively pressuring borrowers into taking out multiple payday loans and keeping overpayments. breaking_news consumer-finance national-regional cfpb compliance doddfrank enforcement collections exams payday sailthru-no-lead law-regulation

Attorneys General To Join For Big Tech Investigation

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And Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said in a statement per that outlet that he is still “concerned with the aggregation of data in the hands of a few.”

MGM Resorts Admits To 2019 Hack

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MGM Resorts has locations in Las Vegas, Detroit, Mississippi, Maryland and New Jersey, and its properties include the Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand and Park MGM.

No Precedent For Facebook Antitrust Investigation, Says FL AG

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I continue to be concerned with the aggregation of data in the hands of a few and am always watchful of any monopoly,” said Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. “As

PSCU’s Lumin Enables Digital Payments For TN Credit Union

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Originally founded in 1957 to serve personnel on the naval base in Millington, Tennessee, First South Financial has expanded its financial services offerings across Tennessee and Mississippi.

Kings, Queens and unlocking dreams.

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It’s a story of how a new teacher in town used an ancient game –chess – to open the minds and hearts of a Southwest Mississippi community, and taught kids to dream—and dream big.

Google To Be Targeted By State AGs In Antitrust Probe 

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I continue to be concerned with the aggregation of data in the hands of a few and am always watchful of any monopoly,” said Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. “As

Mattress Company Casper Teams Up With PLUS For CBD Gummies

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They’ll be flavored blackberry tea and will be available in states across the country except Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Hawaii, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

Half Of US State AGs Back Google Antitrust Probe

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I continue to be concerned with the aggregation of data in the hands of a few and am always watchful of any monopoly,” said Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. “As

US AGs Prepare Probes Into Big Tech

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What you’re seeing is more AGs of both parties trying to pursue this issue,” said Jim Hood, the Mississippi attorney general. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that state attorneys general are preparing to launch their own investigations into big tech companies like Facebook and Apple.

Perficient Team Joins “Bike to Work Day” Third Year in a Row

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In addition to many of our colleagues biking to work, we also completed a 4-mile, easy-paced lunch ride along the Mississippi river. Our Perficient Minneapolis office celebrated its third annual Bike to Work Day in May.

Caesars Puts Stake In Online Betting Co DraftKings

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In New Jersey and Mississippi, DraftKings Sportsbook mobile and retail allows players to bet for major U.S.

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The United States Of Startups: The Most Well-Funded Tech Startup In Every US State

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Four states did not have any companies that met all our criteria for inclusion in the map: Alaska, Mississippi, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Mississippi. The tech boom has diffused beyond the traditional hotbeds of California, New York, and Massachusetts, across the entire United States.

The United States Of Venture Capital: The Most Active VC In Each State

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Mississippi. Although startups based in California, New York, and Massachusetts have traditionally accounted for the majority of VC tech investment in the US, VCs are spurring other hotbeds of innovation across the country.

Walmart Pay Launches In 16 States, DC

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As of today, Walmart Pay is available in: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi and Washington, D.C. “We The retail giant’s payment method is finally here.

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CDIA and Metro 2 approve new special comment code for extinguished debts

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States that provide time-barred debts are extinguished upon the running of the statute of limitations currently include Mississippi, Wisconsin, and, for purchased debts only, North Carolina.).

How Face ID Can Power End-To-End Verification

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Go back a generation or two and imagine the construction of the Gateway Arch — the sleek, shiny monument to westward expansion that stands along the west side of the Mississippi River in St.

OPINION: Is college worth it? Students can learn to calculate the payoff

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Mississippi Learning. Michael Lawrence Collins. Going to college pays off, on average. But to maximize the chance that a college education offers a satisfactory return, students need to think like investors.

Another 44 Banks And Credit Unions Sign Onto Apple Pay

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IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union. The list of banks and credit unions issuing cards that will work with the Apple Pay mobile wallet has once again grown. Another 44 banks and credit unions in the United States are now officially attending the Apple Pay party. It has been an active week for Apple Pay. The week opened with an announcement from Bank of America that it is rolling out support for Apple Pay at its ATMs for withdrawals.

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Sports Betting Moves Forward In The U.S. — With or Without ‘Integrity Fees’

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Supreme Court ruled in May that states may legalize sports betting — it was already allowed in Nevada — four other states have approved such wagering: Delaware, Mississippi, New Jersey and West Virginia. In Mississippi, there is also no integrity fee, but no online or mobile wagering — at least not yet, which means consumers place bets at casino sports books. The U.S.

Online Sports Betting Gets A Super Bowl Workout

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Compare that to Nevada, where bettors made nearly $146 million worth of legal wagers — about 9 percent less than the 2018 Super Bowl — while gamblers in Mississippi put up at least $4.6

User-centric and entity-centric analytics, the perfect combination for IoT security

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Consider the collapse of the I-35 W Mississippi River Bridge. Cisco and Microsoft have recently invested in the Internet of Things (IoT) – indicating not only that IoT has reached massive scale, but that tech giants are clearly putting their bets behind it. Because IoT is changing the game.

A further update on state AG/regulator lawsuits using Dodd-Frank authority

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Mississippi. In May 2014, the Mississippi AG filed a lawsuit against Experian in Mississippi state court alleging widespread federal and state law violations. In June 2014, Experian removed the case to a federal district court in Mississippi. Barbara S.

August Sales Tax Holiday Snags

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Layaways of eligible items don’t qualify for the temporary exemption during Mississippi’s July 2018 sales tax holiday. Editor’s Note: This guest blog post comes courtesy of Gail Cole with Avalara. Since there’s something inexplicably festive about not having to pay sales tax on normally taxable purchases, sales tax holidays are aptly named. For consumers, these events are all about savings. For retailers, they’re about a whole lot more.

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Voters Want Big Tech Regulation On The Hill, Says Study

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A bit closer to home, in Mississippi, State Attorney General Jim Hood said his office is formulating an antitrust case against Google.

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Attracting and retaining female staff

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As Renee Moore, CPA with Nicholson & Company in Hattiesburg, Mississippi explained, “I do think the flex schedule is the most attractive benefit a firm can offer its female professionals. It will come as no surprise that one of the largest concerns facing accounting firms today is staffing. For some firms, the way to solve this is by ensuring there is a greater gender balance among the staff.